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EclipticQuiz1-v1s1[edit]

1. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

___ a) true
___ b) false


2. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

___ a) true
___ b) false


3. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

___ a) year
___ b) week
___ c) day
___ d) month


4. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

___ a) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
___ b) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
___ c) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
___ d) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.
___ e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.


5. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

___ a) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
___ b) degrees per day across the sky
___ c) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ d) degrees per hour across the sky


6. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

___ a) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
___ b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ c) degrees per day across the sky
___ d) degrees per hour across the sky


7. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


8. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


9. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

___ a) 2
___ b) 1
___ c) 0
___ d) 3
___ e) 4


10. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

___ a) true
___ b) false


Key to EclipticQuiz1-v1s1[edit]

1. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

+ a) true
- b) false


2. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

+ a) true
- b) false


3. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

- a) year
- b) week
+ c) day
- d) month


4. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

- a) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
+ b) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
- c) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
- d) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.
- e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.


5. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

+ a) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
- b) degrees per day across the sky
- c) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
- d) degrees per hour across the sky


6. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

- a) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
- b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
- c) degrees per day across the sky
+ d) degrees per hour across the sky


7. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

- a) true
+ b) false


8. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

+ a) true
- b) false


9. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

+ a) 2
- b) 1
- c) 0
- d) 3
- e) 4


10. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

- a) true
+ b) false


EclipticQuiz1-v2s1[edit]

1. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

___ a) true
___ b) false


2. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


3. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

___ a) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
___ b) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
___ c) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
___ d) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.
___ e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.


4. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

___ a) day
___ b) month
___ c) week
___ d) year


5. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

___ a) 3
___ b) 0
___ c) 2
___ d) 1
___ e) 4


6. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


7. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

___ a) degrees per hour across the sky
___ b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ c) degrees per day across the sky
___ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


8. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

___ a) true
___ b) false


9. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

___ a) degrees per hour across the sky
___ b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ c) degrees per day across the sky
___ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


10. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

___ a) true
___ b) false


Key to EclipticQuiz1-v2s1[edit]

1. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

+ a) true
- b) false


2. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

- a) true
+ b) false


3. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

- a) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
- b) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
+ c) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
- d) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.
- e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.


4. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

+ a) day
- b) month
- c) week
- d) year


5. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

- a) 3
- b) 0
+ c) 2
- d) 1
- e) 4


6. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

+ a) true
- b) false


7. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

+ a) degrees per hour across the sky
- b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
- c) degrees per day across the sky
- d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


8. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

- a) true
+ b) false


9. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

- a) degrees per hour across the sky
- b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
- c) degrees per day across the sky
+ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


10. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

+ a) true
- b) false


EclipticQuiz1-v1s2[edit]

1. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


2. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

___ a) true
___ b) false


3. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

___ a) 1
___ b) 0
___ c) 2
___ d) 3
___ e) 4


4. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

___ a) week
___ b) day
___ c) month
___ d) year


5. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

___ a) true
___ b) false


6. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

___ a) true
___ b) false


7. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


8. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

___ a) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ b) degrees per day across the sky
___ c) degrees per hour across the sky
___ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


9. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

___ a) degrees per day across the sky
___ b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ c) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
___ d) degrees per hour across the sky


10. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

___ a) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
___ b) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.
___ c) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
___ d) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
___ e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.


Key to EclipticQuiz1-v1s2[edit]

1. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

+ a) true
- b) false


2. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

- a) true
+ b) false


3. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

- a) 1
- b) 0
+ c) 2
- d) 3
- e) 4


4. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

- a) week
+ b) day
- c) month
- d) year


5. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

+ a) true
- b) false


6. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

+ a) true
- b) false


7. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

- a) true
+ b) false


8. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

- a) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
- b) degrees per day across the sky
- c) degrees per hour across the sky
+ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


9. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

- a) degrees per day across the sky
- b) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
- c) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
+ d) degrees per hour across the sky


10. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

- a) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
- b) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.
- c) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
+ d) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
- e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.


EclipticQuiz1-v2s2[edit]

1. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

___ a) true
___ b) false


2. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


3. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

___ a) day
___ b) month
___ c) week
___ d) year


4. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

___ a) 1
___ b) 2
___ c) 3
___ d) 4
___ e) 0


5. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

___ a) degrees per day across the sky
___ b) degrees per hour across the sky
___ c) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


6. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


7. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

___ a) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
___ b) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
___ c) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.
___ d) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
___ e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.


8. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

___ a) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
___ b) degrees per hour across the sky
___ c) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
___ d) degrees per day across the sky


9. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

___ a) true
___ b) false


10. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

___ a) true
___ b) false


Key to EclipticQuiz1-v2s2[edit]

1. As the Sun rises and sets it typically spends 4 minutes in each constellation of the Zodiac

- a) true
+ b) false


2. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which is NOT equal to the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

+ a) true
- b) false


3. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

+ a) day
- b) month
- c) week
- d) year


4. Two great circles on a sphere meet at ______ point(s)

- a) 1
+ b) 2
- c) 3
- d) 4
- e) 0


5. , calculates that the Moon moves approximately 13 ______

- a) degrees per day across the sky
- b) degrees per hour across the sky
- c) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
+ d) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars


6. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

- a) true
+ b) false


7. The ecliptic is the set of all points on the celestial sphere

- a) occupied by the Sun and Moon during eclipse season.
- b) occupied by the Sun over the course of one day.
- c) occupied by the Moon over the course of one day.
+ d) occupied by the Sun over the course of a year.
- e) occupied by the Moon over the course of one month.


8. , calculates that the Sun moves 15

- a) degrees per hour compared to the fixed stars
+ b) degrees per hour across the sky
- c) degrees per day compared to the fixed stars
- d) degrees per day across the sky


9. A star in any of the 12 zodiacal constellations rises and sets near where the Sun rises and sets, except that the cycle is repeated every 24 hours minus approximately 4 minutes.

+ a) true
- b) false


10. In the course of a year, the Sun is always in or near one of the 12 zodiacal constellations

+ a) true
- b) false


Attribution (for quiz questions) under CC-by-SA license
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Ecliptic/Quizzes/Quiz_1
Study guide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecliptic